Hey everyone, not too long ago I flew on Air New Zealand’s 787 All Blacks Livery:
Every 787 that I have been on has been a dream (no pun intended). They’ve had great service, smooth flight etc. And this one was no exception. My seat was 39K
I flew from NZAA (Auckland) to YSSY (Sydney) A short 3hr flight.
Here are a few images before flight:
(Finally caught a good photo of an A350 and a Generic 737 which I found interesting)
Our plane was delayed an hour because it had a full electrical failure, so the technicians got on the problem and fixed it. I really couldn’t care less about delays at the airport, I love looking around the airport etc.
This was the first time I have flown on ANZ’s Dreamliner, so it looked really nice. Since I prebooked the seats for my family (I book the flights, getting the best aircraft airlines and seats) and I am part of Airpoints (Air New Zealand’s Frequent flier program) the seats were personalised to us. Even though it was only Economy. An example:
I booked the Economy skycouch Seat, it does cost a very little extra. It gives you a lot more legroom and you can extend the leg rests out and it creates the “Skycouch”. Here’s an image:
Credit; AIR NEW ZEALAND SKYCOUCH (SOURCE: AIRNEWZEALAND.COM)
The windows on the 787 are large, they also have no shades, just a tinting. Which is controlled by a button underneath the window.
The flight attendants were really nice, and had that Maori touch.
The inflight entertainment was great, a really wide range of things to do, and heaps of movies (even though I never watch movies on a plane, I just stare out the window) The Flight Map was interactive, so you could zoom in and out. Just like google earth it was.
Probably the best thing was you could order food and drink right off your screen (some free some paid).
The dinner was standard Economy food, not amazing, but definitely not bad. The ice cream was nice though for desert.
I was still hungry after that because I didn’t eat before the flight. So I just ordered off my screen, great experience.
In Seat power
Just wanted to through this in there, as I thought it was cool, you had your own power which suited almost every power plug type in the world, so if you had one from America you could plug it in there.
Overall this was my favourite flight I have ever flown, everything added up made this a great experience If you’re going on a route soon that is also provided by Air New Zealand I really recommend it. I also very highly recommend getting the Economy Skycouch for $10NZD extra. It’s definitely worth it. Especially on long hauls. KLAX-NZAA for example